Filling the stockings for the holidays is one of the most gratifying and pleasurable endeavors; you can really hone in and find the little things that make life worth living, and surprise people with your thoughtfulness in a small, targeted useful gift.
The stocking can hold a book, gift card, candy, fruit, fragrance and socks and hopefully with our suggestions, you can zazz it up a bit with new-to-market finds and stay within a budget too. The following items represent the best we have found in useful and corrective beauty items that help teeth and skin, and are all made in the USA.
Take us shopping with you for the 3rd instalment of Christmas Stocking Stuffer Picks 2012, best in useful beauty gift finds.
ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum
Made in USA
Scars and boo-boos happen, as do wrinkles. What they all have in common is an uncommon way to ameliorate or even fully be dissolved, thanks to these hygienic sheets and a handy roller-ball pen delivery of Scaraway serum that works.
During the healing process, we often are left with scars can be bumpy and unsightly, and there are some that we wish would just disappear. Scaraway goes to work on old and new scars and reduce their visibility and uneven texture.
Whether it was acquired as the result of injury, accident, or surgery, whether it’s a burn or a C-section scar, Scaraway mimics the natural healing barrier of the body and break down the excess of collagen that builds up at scar sites, and slowly minimize the damage. It also helps with the deep fissures that many women have from side sleeping between the breasts, those vertical lines that start to show up on the thin décolleté.
Scaraway is made of 100% Polysiloxane, available both in strips and in a gel. The strips are recommended, since this product is most effective when it is worn 24/7 for several weeks. The gel is best for scars on the face, ears, or other areas that are visible and hard to apply a strip to. Caveat: You must wear them for at least a few weeks to see real results.
Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips, 56 Count - Brilliant Mint
Made in USA
Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips are whitening strips which can be used at home and actually lift and remove stains with visible results after the first application (two weeks is the full run).
We already love the Rembrandt toothpaste line and use it regularly. Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips are a fabulous and thoughtful gift for anyone, and dissolve over the course of 5 to 10 minutes. This whitening formula penetrates the surface of each tooth to lift and remove stains as well as lighten the overall color of the teeth.
The Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips, 56 Count package comes with a total of 56 strips, 28 each for the top and lower teeth and are perfect for those with sensitive enamel too.
The differentiation between Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips and others on the market are that these dissolve, eliminating the need to time their whitening session.
Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion - 6 ounces
Made in USA
This entire line is worth your while to use as the Sea Buckthorn cleanser for facial skin is our current favorite, a pump bottle of super concentrated gel with exfoliant built in. The Sea Buckthorn body lotion is also exceptional and can also be used by anyone in the family.
Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion is loaded with Omega 3, 6, 9, and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7, and absorbs ultra-fast, and leaves skin firm and hydrated, without any tacky greasy after feel.
Intensely moisturizing, Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion also has a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from signs of aging and the effects of exposure to the sun. This fantastic lotion protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress with certified organic Sea Buckthorn. It is Vegan; Non-GMO, Paraben-free; Cruelty-free, Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free and naturally scented with essential orange oil. For all skin types
JOEY New York Polynesian Coconut Water Beauty Pads
and Quick Results Shed the Red serum
Made in USA
These two items work fast. The two new to market miracle workers are one-two punch for revitalizing dull, lined skin. The pads are your nighttime treatment, the serum your wake-up call.
To use as a serum, light peel and skin brightener, use on clean skin, swipe the pad over the entire face. The serum penetrates the skin and evaporates in 30-45 seconds. You can follow with a night moisturizer or eye cream if needed. This serum minimizes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, large pores, dull, uneven skin tone as it activates cell regeneration while you sleep.
Bonus Intel: These can be used as fast acting cleansing wipe anywhere, any time to remove dirt and old makeup. Great for freshening before redoing makeup for a night out.
The Shed the Red serum comes in a dropper bottle, and helps counteract redness and soothes skin. Use in the morning. Rosacea people need to try this, as it helped me immensely.
Made in USA
For countless number of years I have always used Vaseline as a cheapie go-to fix for heels, cuticles, lips and sometimes elbows and knees. I hated that it was derived from petro-chemicals. Waxelene is the perfect replacement and alternative that I absolutely love for using any and everywhere.
There is a discernible difference between the skin feel and look of the two products as Waxlene leaves a moist but not greasy look. The combination of soybean oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil, and rosemary oil creates a natural mellow fragrance and it lasts a long time.
If you have a baby, child or senior with sensitive skin, get this product immediately!
Supersmile Quikee (Icy Mint)
Made in USA
This is a must-have for all, as Supersmile's Icy Mint Quikee cleans and polished teeth on the go, and brightens enamel too.
Just dab a little Quikee gel on over your teeth and you'll be ready for your next close up or end of date kiss. The slanted tube head allowed e to apply to teeth evenly and the bonus is it freshens breath too. Super useful, portable and effective.
Made in USA
What can you say about this other than it's amazing, portable and works beautifully. Feminine care that is safe and natural and on the go, and useful for those heading to the office, then the gym, then going out.
Keeping your precious parts healthy and clean is easy if you are traveling too with these soft and gentle wipes. Soaked in goodness and pH balanced to compliment your natural chemistry, they’re a perfectly portable last-minute fragrance-free refresher. They contain no harsh chemicals: no parabens, alcohol, sulfates or dyes and have a touch of aloe for moisturizing. Gluten-free, Vegan and pH balanced so they won’t interfere wiith the delicate pH of your girl parts. Love them.